Some Ohio schools use food trucks for summer meals | 4th-graders convince district to ditch Styrofoam | Districts curb food delivery on campus
June 11, 2019
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Some Ohio schools use food trucks for summer meals
Some Ohio schools use food trucks for summer meals
Several Ohio school districts are feeding students during the summer months by using mobile food trucks. Ron McWhorter, a nutrition specialist with the Fairfield school district, said the meal deliveries help fill the gaps for food-insecure families.
The Journal-News (Hamilton, Ohio) (free registration) (6/10) 
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Exciting Offerings for ANC 2019 Schwan’s Booth #1881
We're excited to see you in St. Louis this year and can't wait to show you our Big Daddy's Primo 16" Scratch Ready® Pizza, uncured pepperoni options and versatile Minh® sauces, now with a cleaner label. And join Chef Jet Tila on 7/15, 8 a.m. as he demos some creative recipes you'll want to try! Schwan's Chef Collective Recipes
School Update
4th-graders convince district to ditch Styrofoam
A Connecticut school district has phased out its Styrofoam trays after a group of fourth-grade students researched environmentally friendly alternatives and lobbied the school board to make the change. The students presented their findings about a sugarcane-based tray, which is a bit more expensive, but starts to biodegrade after 24 hours of exposure to water.
Zip06 (6/10) 
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Districts curb food delivery on campus
Some school districts nationwide are limiting students' use of food-delivery services, including Uber Eats and DoorDash, citing concerns over safety and nutrition. School leaders also say that deliveries are disruptive to the school day.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (6/9) 
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Nutrition & Wellness
Physical activity may boost school performance among adolescents
Teens who exercised, especially those with nearly an hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily, had better attention, which may improve school performance, researchers reported in The Journal of Pediatrics. The findings suggest that physical activity may benefit youths with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
HealthDay News (6/7) 
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New WOW Flavor!
Chicken Teriyaki Tornados gives students taste buds the thrill they've been waiting for! Rich in whole grain and made with no artificial colors or flavors, it's a Smart Snack you will be proud to serve and a flavor students will line up for.
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Trends & Research
Teens may benefit from later school start times
A study in the journal Sleep showed that middle- and high-school students had 31 minutes and 48 minutes longer sleep on school nights a year after their school start times were delayed by 50 minutes and 70 minutes, respectively. The findings, to be presented at the annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, also associated later school start times to reduced rates of homework sleepiness, as well as significantly increased academic engagement among youths.
Psych Central (6/8) 
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Take Walking Tacos to new borders
Our Korean BBQ Nachos pack a world of flavor that'll surprise and delight your students. They feature diced chicken, carrots, green onion, red onion and red bell pepper—all stirred with Korean BBQ sauce and topped on TOSTITOS® Reduced Fat Crispy Rounds Tortilla Chips. Watch us make some.
Policy Watch
Planned bill would extend WIC to 6-year-olds
New legislation being planned by Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., would allow children to remain in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children until they are age 6. Currently, coverage ends when the child turns 5, but Casey wants to extend it to avoid a gap for children who are too old for WIC but still haven't started school.
The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.) (6/10) 
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SNA News
SNA's promotion calendar: Celebrate National Dairy Month
When you utilize the promotion calendar developed by School Nutrition's editorial team, you'll learn about notable people, celebrations and ideas -- like why June is about to get utter-ly fabulous. It's National Dairy Month! While fruits, vegetables and whole grains get the most attention in the school nutrition sector, dairy should not be forgotten. With its punch of protein, vital vitamins and minerals, dairy is a nutritional powerhouse and plays to kids' preferences. This is just one of many celebrations happening in June and throughout the year. Access this members-only benefit here.
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